With England safely on the flight to Brazil, the question now turns to how well can we do in the competition - or does it?
With the likes of Glenn Hoddle saying forget about Brazil surely the question is then what happens after Brazil?
Roy Hodgson deserves a huge amount of credit for getting England to Brazil and especially those last two performances against Montenegro and Poland. However, he is already 66 years old and surely will not be in the job past Brazil, so this begs the question who will be the man to lead England into the apparently the more important competitions after Brazil.
1. Jose Mourinho
The Special One has undoubted talent and has proved this in four of the biggest footballing nations, including England.
His record, which includes two Champions league trophies, speaks for itself. He also has stated before that he "can never say never" about managing England. But he has also said this about the Portugal job: "I would love to be the national team coach one day. I think the Portuguese people are waiting for that to happen".
Despite his desire to manage on the international stage at some point, it is unlikely the FA will look to Jose mainly due to the fact that in the past foreign coaches have not been that well received and have found it hard to relieved.
2. Gareth Southgate
The England Under-21 manager is highly thought of by the FA, having previously been appointed head of elite development in January 2011. He has since had a good start with the U21s, winning three out of his first four matches.
Despite this he did manage to get Middlesbrough relegated to the Championship in 2009 and was later sacked in October of that year.
3. Brendan Rodgers
The 40-year-old Liverpool manager has shown that he is one of the brightest young managers in the Premier League.
Having achieved promotion with Swansea City then followed by a great first season he deservedly earned the right to manage one of the biggest clubs, Liverpool.
His style of play has earned him many plaudits from around the world of football. He likes to play possession football with short sharp passing fairly similar to the current Barcelona team.
Spain has proven that this is the way forward on the international front, winning three major trophies in six years.
So, from this we can see that the FA should look no further than Rodgers when Hodgson inevitably retires.
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